Music is a special art form, sometimes our body is the instrument; for others the instrument is in the form of a tool, an extension of our Inner self, (the bass, sticks, flute, keyboard). Whatever your instrument, skill level, training level, or musicianship level, it is your art that is primary and yourself that needs to be ok with making it. Whether you work acoustically, electronically, with midi or with sheet, solo or in bands or ensembles, creativity coaching can be helpful. I know as I am a musician, songwriter/ electronic composer who is just like you making her way in the world. I was struggling with a lot of inner turmoil and found Eric Maisels work, (The Van Gogh Blues, Fearless Creating, Coaching the Artist Within), world renowned Creativity Coach. I was so impressed I did the beginners and Advanced creativity coaching training programs with him and have studied creative arts therapies and Bachelor Creative Industries Hons- Music Major
HOW CAN CREATIVITY COACHING HELP ME?
We will explore the what, how, when, where, and why of the creative life as it relates to musicians. Whatever you need help with is what we will tackle. If you are struggling, need a mentor, a sounding board, a confidant, a projects advisor, a creative hand, a creativity coach can fulfil all those functions and more. Together we can look at your musical life and what is getting in the way of you living your dreams. From physical and medical issues, (which I have a lot of personal experience with) to mental emotional problems, to spiritual matters or resource based -worldly issues. Issues of Self identity, issues of meaning and purpose, of skill, or body. Performance Anxiety and strategies to overcome it.
For eg, your latest song is doing your head in, you just can't get the arrangement right and you need perspective after working on it for three weeks. A recent accident or Illness has sidelined your plans and you are having to find new ways to do what you used to so easily. How do you overcome the resultant frustrations and anger that can come with restricted mobility or hampered movement, or chronic fatigue?
You haven't performed in a while and need help to muster the courage to get back out there but don't know where to begin that journey. Vocally you are ok, but your body is giving you a hard time because of illness or anxiety and you are struggling to get past the frog in the throat or the tears that come. Every time you want to sing you become overcome with emotion.
Self sabotage patterns keeep rising up and preventing you from making any progress, the critic within killing off any new work before it has a chance to emerge.
A littany of Inner doubts and insecurities prevent you from committing to your journey despite it being your one great love.
At school you were told you were no good, but now you want to give it another go because deep down you know you can do it and have something special to offer.
Musicians often need a different sort of coaching, with the issues that relate to their craft. My goal as your Coach is to assist you to live the creative life of your dreams through 1 on 1 work, Coaching by correspondence viia skype , email or in person. I also have a correspondence course that may help structure your work.
I am a fellow multi modal artist just like you. I have trained in Transpersonal Counselling and Art Therapy, Creativity Coaching with Eric Maisel, and a number of other things. I am a singer Songwriter /Composer,performer, and recording artist , I hold Bachelor of creative Arts Industries Music and performance majors, Hons in music composition .I would love to help you be all that you can be, because tit is a tough and lonely road . I am also a contributing writer to Erics World Saloon Section on his website.http://ericmaisel.com